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An unexpected Easter feast

In the month of Easter, Jolyon Mitchell considers the impact and influence of art in telling the story of Emmaus and opening eyes.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, The Supper at Emmaus © The National Gallery, London. Presented by the Hon. George Vernon, 1839

WHAT happens when a biblical text is brought into conversation with a painting? Consider, for example, the Italian artist Caravaggio’s 1601 The Supper at Emmaus (1571 – 1610). Carvaggio’s famous painting of The Supper at Emmaus (1601, London National Gallery) is probably the best known visual interpretation of this New Testament story, unique to the gospel of Luke (24: 13-35).

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Inside this month’s issue we have an unexpected Easter Feast, Jolyon Mitchell considers the impact and influence of art in telling the story of Emmaus and opening eyes. Tim Porter highlights the work of the Halo Trust, a charity involved in a key project to improve access to the site of Jesus' baptism.